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Firm/Company Announcements

Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P.A., Tinton Falls, named Carol O. Egan, CPA, and David A. Moss, CPA, directors in the firm.

Kotulak & Company, PC, Clifton, admitted Jonathan T. Kotulak, CPA, as a shareholder in the firm.

Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., Livingston, has successfully passed its peer review, without exception.

O’Connor Davies, LLP, has merged with Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC. The firm will operate under the name O’Connor Davies and maintain offices in Paramus and Cranford. The firm promoted Joseph J. Izzo, CPA, Christine G. Pronek, CPA, and Michael A. Provini, CPA, to partners in the firm.

ParenteBeard, Cherry Hill and Clark, named Scott A. Croff, CPA, principal in the firm’s small business practice, and Marc A. Smith, CPA, principal in the firm’s Clark office.

Sax Macy Fromm & Co., PC, has merged with Bollam, Sheedy, Torani, & Co. LLP. The company will operate under the name SaxBST and maintain offices in New Jersey and New York.

Thomas E. Finn, P.C., Connecticut, has joined Marcum LLP. The firm will operate under the name Marcum LLP.

Untracht Early, Florham Park, admitted Richard A. Cagnetta, CPA, as tax director.

WeiserMazars LLP, has merged with The Resnick Druckman Group LLC. The firm will operate under the name WeiserMazars LLP, with offices in New York City and Long Island. The firm admitted Richard J. Bloom, CPA, as a partner in its private client services and tax practices. 

Members in the Media

Eric J. Barr, CPA, Fischer Barr & Wissinger LLC, Parsippany, co-authored an article titled “Measuring Damages When a Partner Leaves a CPA Firm” in The CPA Journal.

Kalman A. Barson, CPA, Barson Group, Somerville, authored an article titled “The Perpetuity Fallacy” in The American Journal of Family Law.

Cipolla & Co., LLC, Franklin Lakes, was listed in the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the "Best Economic Damages Accounting Firm” and Joseph Cipolla, CPA, one of the "Best Matrimonial Financial Experts” in the New York metropolitan area.

Diahann W. Lassus, CPA, Lassus Wherley, New Providence, appeared on CNBC’s 30 Seconds to Know segment talking about how to maximize your Social Security distribution.

ParenteBeard LLC, was listed by Accounting Today as one of the “2014 Top 100 Firms” as well as one of the “Top Firms for the Mid-Atlantic Region.” Partners and senior managers of the firm provided tax tips and insights to CNBC, CNN Money, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Finance, Huffington Post, Metro U.S., The Fiscal Times and Redbook.

Rothstein Kass, New York, was recognized by HFMWeek as one of the leading hedge fund auditing firms in the nation.


Member/Firm Service

Robert J. Blackwell, CPA, Levine, Jacobs & Company, L.L.C., Livingston, was named “One of the Top 30 Individual Fundraisers in the Walk for PKD 2013” by the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

Joshua L. Blumenthal, CPA, Rothstein Kass, Roseland, was re-elected to the Hedge Fund Association’s board of directors.

James A. Kruper, CPA, Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Livingston, participated in the Liberty H.O.G.’s 15th Annual Toy Run, benefitting Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.

Nina S. Sorelle, CPA, Bowman & Company LLP, Voorhees, was named one of the “Outstanding Women in Business” by the Garden State Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

About Our Members

Eric J. Barr, CPA, Fischer Barr & Wissinger LLC, Parsippany, presented a seminar on “Tax and Cash Flows of Pass-Through Entities” to commercial lenders at Capital One Bank.

Kalman A. Barson, CPA, The Barson Group, Somerville, presented a seminar on “How to Read & Understand Tax Returns & Financial Statements” to financial advisors at AXA Advisors; spoke before collaborative law professionals on the matter of business valuations; and was part of a panel discussion speaking on family law on behalf of the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Theodore S. Byer, CPA, Smolin Lupin, Fairfield, was promoted to leader of the Smolin Wealth Advisors practice.

David L. Evans, CPA, Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co., Cherry Hill, joined the firm as associate partner and director of the firm’s small business services.

Frank Pawlowski, CPA, Hunter Group, Fair Lawn, earned the financial services Series 66 and Series 7 licenses.

Peter Pfister, CPA, The Curchin Group, LLC, Red Bank, received the 2013 Award for Innovation and Management Excellence from IMPACT Americas.

Darlene Shaffer, CPA, Bedard, Kurowicki & Co., CPAs, PC, Flemington, was awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation credential by the American Institute of CPAs.

Clare E. Wherley, CPA, and Patricia Daquila, CPA, Lassus Wherley, New Providence, were selected as 2014 Five-Star Certified Public Accountants.

If you have an announcement you would like to share with your fellow NJSCPA members, let us know! Member News submissions can be sent to the New Jersey Society of CPAs in several ways:
  • Email: (type "Member News Submission" in the subject line)
  • Fax: 973-226-7425, Attn: Communications
  • Mail: Communications Department, New Jersey Society of CPAs, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068
The following types of announcements can be submitted for inclusion in Member News:

About Our Members - Public service activities, awards, promotions, speaking engagements, and certifications, accreditations and degrees earned by NJSCPA members. (Note: Due to space restrictions, announcements of promotions to manager and staff-level positions cannot be printed in New Jersey CPA but will appear online.)
Not accepted: announcements of attendance at courses/seminars, speaking engagements at NJSCPA events, announcements about non-members of NJSCPA.

Firm/Business Announcements - Firm/business mergers, expansions, relocations, peer review completions, public service activities, awards and milestones.

Members in the Media - Newspaper, magazine, journal or online interviews of, or articles published by, NJSCPA members. Television or radio appearances by NJSCPA members.
Not accepted: announcements of articles published in the member's firm/company publication, announcements about non-members of NJSCPA.

Member/Firm Service - Announcements of community service/charitable activities of NJSCPA members and firms.